We were very lucky that the 60s sub camp team got invited to join the Egyptian contingent for a culture evening.
The international group provided a selection of their delicious foods for all of us to try, as most of us have never tried it before. I was introduced to one of the oldest Scouts, Selim Elganhy, who explained to me the names and the ingredients they use in their cooking. Hibiscus was one of the drinks that was on offer during the evening, this is a sweet drink that is mixed up with flower petals and added to boiling water and sugar to add taste. Sobya was their version of coconut milk.
One of the special sweet snacks that were on offer was made up with a variety of different nuts and held together with sugar, syrup and houmous this is normally eaten on Mooled Alynabi’s birthday to celebrate his profits and significance in Egypt. Boom, Boom, Boom! We got a chance to listen to some Arabic drumming.
We also got the opportunity to celebrate some awards on our sub camp with 1st Cranham Park Senior Section, who were awarded Chief Guide Challenge badges on Abbey Road. A very well done to you all and we wish you a successful Guiding future.